Fontainebleau Las Vegas has not had an easy life. We’ve published several stories over the years covering its troubled construction, but, things finally looked up, and the casino resort was able to open in December 2023. Unfortunately, the resort has not been able to shake off its troubled history and has been making a habit of losing high-ranking executives within the company.
Third Exec Leaves Fontainebleau in Jan 2024
It was confirmed earlier this week that Angie Dobney, the Vice President of Revenue Management, has left Fontainebleau Las Vegas. This is yet another blow to the resort, as she was the fourth Executive to have departed since the resort finally opened and the third to leave within the last month.
Dobney joined Fontainebleau back in June 2022, but prior to that, she held technology-related positions at companies that worked with the gaming and gambling industry. With so many executives leaving in such a short period, it raises serious concerns about what is going on at Fontainebleau Las Vegas.
Fontainebleau Struggling Since Opening?
Before Dobney left the company, Chief Operating Officer Colleen Birch and Chief Marketing Officer Shane Smith also departed in January 2024. Prior to January, Vice President of Casino Operations Michael Clifford, left on 30 December 2023. Dobney was the longest-serving Executive who left. However, that’s not saying much. Of the other three execs, Birch had the longest stay, at 14 months. The news of each of the executives leaving has been officially confirmed, but none of them have made any statements.
Fontainebleau Las Vegas cost around $3.7 Billion to construct and is the newest casino to open on the Las Vegas Strip. While it has only been officially open since 13 December 2023, many still aren’t convinced about its prospects.
Besides the number of executives leaving, the resort has also struggled to attract the high-end clients that it is targeting. The cheapest hotel rooms cost around $250 per night, and the restaurants available at the resort all tend to be very expensive. Finally, the minimum bet at the game tables is typically around $25 per hand.